MSO12575 - Mare Pool Pond, Hawkridge Cross (Monument)

Summary

An old quarry later filled with water and became known as Mare's Pool Pond. It has now been filled with farm rubbish.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at SS 8507 3090, to the southeast of Hawkridge Common, are the remains of a quarry. The field is known locally as "Mare's Pool" and the site as "Mare's Pool Pond". This is presumably because until recently it contained water. The quarry is now filled with farm rubbish. [1-3] Shown as pond on 1998 Ordnance Survey map. [4] The site was photographed in June 2017 during the Exmoor Signpost Project 2017-8. The pool was noted to have been a dew pond but had been filled in. The sign post on the adjacent road junction (MEM24453) was named after this pond. [5] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map labels the site as an old quarry and depicts an earthwork filled with water. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Tom Lock, The Old Post Office, Hawkridge, Dulverton, Somerset.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Chapman, H.P.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 26 January 1995.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1998. 1:2500 digital.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Various. 2017-8. Exmoor and West Somerset Main Signpost Survey. WH4.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #34158 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8506 3090 (39m by 25m)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8730
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE50
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape / NRHE HOB UID: 1028675
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35782

Record last edited

Mar 29 2021 10:19PM

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